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Escapes! Paperback – Sept. 6 2003

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Annick Press (Sept. 6 2003)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 176 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1550378228
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1550378221
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 249 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13.97 x 1.27 x 20.96 cm
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An interesting, diverse account of some of history's more famous escapes... will appeal... to those inspired by uncommon bravery in the face of danger. (Carlisle K. Webber VOYA)

Plot-driven stores center on human ingenuity and resourcefulness in the face of danger. They could serve as enticement for reluctant readers or read-alouds. (Vicki Reutter School Library Journal)

This is an amazing book... What is interesting about these stories is the amazing range of human creativity these individuals showed in beating the odds... sure to enthrall school age readers, as well as adults. (Connie Forst Resource Links)

In her introduction to this excellent book of short stories about true escapes, Laura Scandiffio emphasizes that, although escapees are often creative and courageous, it is ultimately their sense of hope for freedom that drives them to risk everything to escape. These ten mesmerizing, true stories are definitely those of determined, hopeful people who refused to accept imprisonment, either of body or soul. Sometimes luck was with them, but their escapes often rested on careful, methodical planning, disguises, and persistence.... [These are] compelling, suspenseful stories that will have all middle school students begging for more. Recommended. (Joan Marshall Canadian Materials 2003-10-03)

About the Author

Laura Scandiffio has worked as an editor for both children's and adult trade books. As an author, her previous book, The Martial Arts Book, showcased her love of history, her meticulous research, and her knack for storytelling.

Stephen MacEachern's illustrations also appear in Tunnels!, the first book in the True Stories from the Edge series, and 38 Ways to Entertain Your Babysitter.

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